Big Top Pee-wee (1988)




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Lovable oddball Pee-Wee Herman runs a farm and becomes involved with a traveling circus in this cartoonish comedy. This lesser but still entertaining sequel to Pee-Wee's Big Adventure finds Pee-Wee spearheading a special tribute to agriculture to save the circus from bankruptcy.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Reubens, George McGrath
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004
Paramount Home Video


as Pee-wee Herman

as Gina Piccolapupula

as Mace Montana

as Vance the Pig

as Midge Montana

as Snowball the Clown

as Mrs. Dill

as Mrs. Haynes

as Joe the Blacksmith (...

as Sheriff

as Dot, Siamese Twin

as Ruth, Siamese Twin

as Bunny

as Otto, The Strongman

as Clownie

as Oscar, The Lion Tam...

as Duke the Dog-Faced B...

as Big John

as Zelda, Bearded Lady

as Del, The Human Cann...

as Shim the Half Man/Ha...

as Costume Woman

as Child - Deke
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Critic Reviews for Big Top Pee-wee

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Uneven, loopy cult favorite.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags.

December 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Big Top Pee-wee

Not my favorite Pee-Wee, that's for sure. Even though Valeria is a babe, watching Pee-Wee make out with her is creepy. I miss him being my a-sexual friend. The story is a good one, who doesn't want to join the circus?!

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

This movie was a horrible follow up to the awesome original Pee-wee movie. If only they could have got Burton back to direct it... of course he was busy making other great movies like Beetlejuice. This one has a ridiculous story and doesn't feel in touch with what you've gotten to know of Pee-Wee's world. I hated it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Not the most terrific sequel, but Paul Reubens can be fun at times.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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